Weekend waves not brilliant, but it’s better than nothing
WELL we did see some of that south swell as predicted.
Yet as I suspected the vast majority of it stayed out in deep water.
What we got was then systematically cut to pieces by several days of a howling spring northerly.
Such is the nature of spring on the North Coast.
But we may have a brief moment of luck as this weekend unfolds. The school holidays have ended and most of the extra crowd has dispersed, most but not all.
So getting a wave should be a little easier.
Plus there's a reasonable possibility of a short to mid period easterly trade wind swell beginning to arrive in our swell window over the next few days.
Now it won't be big about 1-1.5m, or particularly powerful (8-10secs), or even last for very long.
It's just too early in the season for that type of swell.
But it's a start, if it arrives it will be the right direction, east with a hint of northeast, to make it into most spots.
Plus if we're really lucky there is a chance of a small low pressure trough crossing the coast tonight. This would provide us with a dawn westerly wind.
It won't blow for long before it swings northeast yet again. But it might just be enough to open the window on a vast array of beach breaks early on Saturday morn.
Sunday could also turn on the early but with north to northwest winds expected, there will be much less options to choose from.
Saturday: Winds W early then N/NE 10-15kts during the day. Swell E/NE 1m
Sunday: Winds NW/NE-E/NE 15kts. Swell E/NE 1-1.5m
Seeing as spring can dish up nothing best go get a few while we can.